Informal teachers are perfect for conversational practice and are especially suitable for intermediate to advanced students. They should be good at directing a conversation, listening and correcting mistakes. They are not expected to prepare lesson plans for you or be able to answer complicated grammar questions, even though some are able to do so. If you have any special requests, then you can contact our teachers to see if they are able to help you.
Professional teachers are trained to help anyone, from complete beginners to advanced students. They can set up a lesson plan for you, will have
teaching materials and are able to answer most of your grammar questions. You can ask them to prepare specific lessons for you based upon your needs.
You can find a professional teacher on the Find a Teacher page by choosing Professional Teachers in the Teacher Type/Price menu (see image below).